Arizona Alpine

Alpine in Arizona may sounds like a bit of a misnomer. While Alpine in a specific sense refers to the European Alps, it is more broadly defined as anything relating to high mountains, specifically above timberline. This page, more than anything else, is to showcase the varied high summits across Arizona, particularly the alpine summits near Flagstaff and Eastern Arizona, as well as the numerous sky islands in Southern Arizona, separated by huge basins of hot Sonoran Desert. While most of these climbs featured will be above 8,000′, this page will also include some of the more remote and isolated summits across the state.




Summit NameDistanceElevation GainCrux
Humphreys Peak (Winter)9.03,400'Class 2
Elden Mountain5.22,500'Class 1
Mount Baldy16.55,200'Class 1
Escudilla Mountain6.61,600'Class 1
Blue Peak Lookout3.0650'Class 1
Miller Peak12.24,050'Class 1
Mount Wrightson12.14,575'Class 1
Mazatzal Peak13.24,300'Class 2
Four Peaks6.42,800'Class 3-4
Woodchute Mountain6.61,600'Class 2
Mormon Mountain6.41,300'Class 1
Spruce Mountain7.21,700'Class 1
Chiricahua Peak30.28,440'Class 2
Silver Peak9.83,250'Class 1
Red Mountain4.41,400'Class 2